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Meet the Team

Jan Baetens

Jan Baetens is professor of literary and cultural  studies at KU Leuven, where he specializes in word and image studies. His most recent book is Rebuilding Storyworlds. On The Obscure Cities by Schuiten and Peeters (Rutgers UP, 2020).


Julie Bawin is professor of contemporary art history at ULiège and director of the FNRS study group Museums and contemporary art. Her main subject is on artist's collections and exhibitions (see her book L'artiste commissaire, by Éditions des archives contemporaines, 2014).


Julie Bawin

Clarissa Colangelo

Clarissa Colangelo is a postdoc researcher at KU Leuven, where she works for the research unit Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. Her PhD research focused on the production and publication of photonovels in Belgium (


Michel Delville teaches English, American, and comparative literature, at Liège University, where he directs the Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Poetics ( He has published some thirty books on literature and the arts, including the recent _Undoing Art_ (with Mary Ann Caws).


Michel Delville

Sébastien Hermans works for the Digitization Department at KBR. In recent years he specialized in handling and digitizing large collections of contemporary Belgian popular magazines.


Frédéric Lemmers

Frédéric Lemmers is Head of Digitization Services and member of the direction at the Royal Library of Belgium. Since 2011, he has led many digitization projects on both Belgian and international levels. He represents its institution in several international associations (CERL, EROMM, RFN) and is lecturer at ULB where he teaches management in the cultural heritage sector.


Sébastien Hermans

Morgane Ott

Morgane Ott is a contemporary art historian, from ULiège. Currently working for the Digitization Department at KBR, her focus is on the reception and representation of Belgian artists in popular magazines.

Frederik Truyen is professor at the Faculty of Arts, KU Leuven. He publishes on digitalization, photographic heritage and e-learning. He is in charge of CS Digital. He is the president of Photoconsortium, an international membership organization for photographic archives, and is treasurer of the Europeana Network Association


Fred Truyen

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